The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to businesses and employees. In response, the Department of Revenue has created special Wage Tax refund forms for Tax Year 2020. These include:
- A form that businesses can use to request a refund on behalf of a group of their non-resident employees. Please download the form and the instructions for calculating refund amounts below. We only accept our own Employer-requested forms that are submitted through our eFile/ePay website. We are unable to capture information from other forms.
- An online COVID EZ refund form. This is for an individual, non-resident employee who was ordered to work outside Philadelphia during the pandemic.
- An online income-based refund form. This is for individuals who qualified for Pennsylvania tax forgiveness, and want to request a Philadelphia refund. This video has step-by-step instructions to help you complete the online form.
You will receive an email 2-3 business days after submitting your online form, confirming we received it.
Paper versions of the COVID EZ form, and a new simplified income-based form, are also available below.
For all 2020 Philadelphia tax forms, visit www.phila.gov/revenue/tax-forms.
|Employer-requested Wage Tax refund form (only for 2020) xlsx||For Tax Year 2020 only, employers can submit this Wage Tax refund request on behalf of a group of their non-resident employees who were ordered to work from home. Businesses must use this form for this kind of request.||March 1, 2021|
|Calculating refund amounts (column J) for non-resident employees. PDF||Use these instructions for calculating the 2020 refund amount on the Employer-requested 2020 Wage Tax refund form.||February 9, 2021|
|2020 COVID EZ Wage Tax refund petition (non-residents only) PDF||Non-resident, salaried employees can use this form to apply for a refund on 2020 Wage Tax for days they were required to work from home by their employer because of the coronavirus pandemic.||February 4, 2021|
|2020 Income-based Wage Tax refund petition (Philadelphia residents) PDF||Philadelphia residents can use this form to request a refund for Wage Tax amounts you paid, if you're eligible for income-based reductions.||February 4, 2021|
|2020 Income-based Wage Tax refund petition (non-residents) PDF||Non-residents residents can use this form to request a refund for Wage Tax amounts you paid, if you're eligible for income-based reductions.||February 4, 2021|
|Flyer: Apply for an income-based Wage Tax refund PDF||If you qualify for Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness (PA Schedule SP), you can also get a partial refund of Philadelphia Wage Tax that your employer withheld last year. This informational flyer provides instructions on how to complete and submit a request.||February 18, 2021|